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tonight i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al-qaeda and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. a stunning announcement from the white house, the most wanted man in the world, osama bin laden is dead, word of his death set off wild scenes outside the
white house as you can imagine, all captured by fox 5 cameras. (cheering) thousands crowded outside the white house for an all night celebration. in fact that rally from what we understand is still going on and some roads in that area are still blocked off. >> now to a similar scene in new york city, hundreds packed times square and the area around ground zero celebrating the end of the manhunt that spanned nearly a decade. in this video a fire truck appears to be leading some of the celebrations with lights and flashing lights and sirens and people being pulled on top of the truck as well. president obama says quote justice has been done. al-qaeda's top leader osama bin laden is now dead. you're getting a look right now of possible video of the attack in which he was killed. a small u.s. military team raided a mansion yesterday in abbottabad, an area north of
the pakistani capital. seven other people were also killed in that attack. u.s. officials say a u.s. helicopter crashed but no americans were hurt during this. osama bin laden is the mastermind behind the september 11th terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3000 americans. last night president obama spoke of america's efforts for justice. >> we are also united in our resolve to protect our nation and to bring those who committed this vicious attack to justice. we quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al-qaeda, an organization headed by osama bin laden, which had openly declared war on the united states and was committed to killing innocents in our country and around the globe. and so we went to war against al-qaeda to protect our citizens, our friends and our allies. over the last ten years, thanks to the tireless and heroic work of our military and our counter
terrorism professionals we've made great strides in that effort. >> now, u.s. officials say bin lay den's body has been married at sea in accordance with islamic tradition. white house officials are warning americans of retaliation attacks and put embassies on alert and warned about travel to pakistan. >> the news caught many by surprise, but spontaneous crowds appeared in new york and outside the white house. we were at the white house for the rally. >> reporter: those of people gathered outside the white house even before the president made his remarks to the nation tonight. they cheered usa, sang god bless america, over joyed that osama bin laden is dead. >> usa, usa, usa, usa. >> reporter: they came to the white house full of american pride, waving flags, climbing trees, shouting into the night. wanting the president to hear
them. many gathered here called the death of osama bin laden a major victory in the war against terrorism. >> i think he is hearing us inside. we've been screaming. >> sarah was in the fourth grade when the 9/11 attacks took place. she remembers it well. it was the day her father lost a good friend. >> i actually teched him, and he said you know, it doesn't bring the pain back for the family, but it is making strides for america and giving hope to the people and the families. >> reporter: many couldn't sit at home after hearing the news. even david arquette who was in the town for the white house correspondents dinner joined the celebration. >> amazing, as soon as i heard, we came to the white house. it's a moment in history. i'd like to thank all of the soldiers, and all of their families for all their sacrifice. >> reporter: the death of osama bin laden not only represents a devastating blow to al-qaeda
but it also delivers justice to those who thought bin laden would never be found. >> i think what it means is a little closure for the people from 9/11. that's most important. and hopefully an end to terrorism. >> the celebration continued through the morning hours in front of the white house. many hearsay this celebration is something they won't soon forget. right off the top, the mastermind behind the september 11th attacks, osama bin laden is dead. president obama delivered the dramatic news last night saying bin laden was killed in pakistan in an operation led by the
united states. (cheers) now word of osama bin laden's death set off a stunning scene outside the white house. thousands of people gathered for an all night celebration. some people are still there at this hour. we have similar scenes unfolding in new york at ground zero and also at times square. (cheers) go usa. good morning, everyone i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. officials say osama bin laden has been buried at sea, upholding islamic tradition which calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours. we have plenty on this throughout the morning including live reports from the white house. first of course we want to talk to tucker barnes about the weather. it would be nice to know what people can expect if they're celebrating outside. >> cool conditions. we have cloud cover, a scattered shower during the morning, a
better chance this afternoon. generally dry and warmer than yesterday. later today in the 70s, warmer weather on the way. let's get started with the current conditions, reagan national 55 degrees, at last look, 55 in baltimore, 59 in ocean city, and 55 in winchester. cool one yesterday, the rain showers yesterday part of a warm front lifting north and east. you can see a lot of clouds out to the west. partly to mostly cloudy today. i think more sunshine than yesterday. not a bright blue sunny day today. cold front to the west will get in here late in the day tomorrow, and tomorrow night and cool us down for wednesday. more clouds than sun. the possibility of a few showers. warmer than yesterday, 74 your daytime high. bring an umbrella just in case. most of the day should dry. thank you. julie wright has the latest traffic. are there roads blocked off downtown with the celebration
at the white house? >> that's what we're thinking right now. headed into downtown this morning, keep an eye out for pedestrians as you work your way around constitution avenue, 16th, 14th. lanes are open on 66 as you work inbound from fair oaks who ward 123 and again eastbound toward the beltway, all lanes are open right now traveling across the american legion bridge. easy drive. no problems north of town leaving college park past university boulevard. thank you. we are following breaking news this morning, al-qaeda's top in command, osama bin laden is dead. president obama saying quote justice has been done. fox 5's audrey barnes is live outside the white house with the latest developments, how does it look down there? >> reporter: the crowd is a lot thinner than it was, but hours ago, thousands of americans poured into the streets, they cheered, waved flags once they got the news that osama bin
laden was dead. they waived american goings, they hugged, cheered, sang songs, they climbed the trees, they were just extremely jubilant after getting this news. officials said that the crowd at one point was probably several thousand people out here. the rallying cry for these people was justice has been served. now president obama said he gave the order to carry out that operation after getting some intelligence about that luxury compound in pakistan. experts determined that it was built to shield a top terrorist target and they determined later it was indeed osama bin laden's hideout. within two hours after the operation began, white house officials received the word that osama bin laden had been killed. >> justice has been done. >> reporter: in a stunning white house announcement president obama says that terror mastermind osama bin laden is dead. and it came at the hands of u.s. military personnel. >> the united states has conducted an operation that
killed osama bin laden, the leader of al-qaeda, and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. >> reporter: a small team of u.s. special forces launched a targeted assault on sunday in pakistan. president obama authorized the attack on a compound in abbottabad. >> after a fire fight, they killed osama bin laden and took custody of his body. >> bin laden's identity confirmed by a dna test. bin laden's most recent terror recording came in january. the 54-year-old terrorist has topped the fbi's most wanted list more than a decade. >> his death does not mark the end of our effort. there is no doubt that al-qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us. we must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad. >> reporter: osama bin laden's death comes nearly ten years
after the september 11th attacks. of course the leader of al- qaeda was responsible for several other notorious attacks against americans, including the 1998 bombs of two u.s. embassies in africa and the 2000 attack of the uss cole. the white house continues to be the site of jubilant cheers in the street. a lot of people have been wondering, you know, when u.s. officials, when did they start planning the attack? >> reporter: the word we're getting is white house learned of this luxury compound as early as last august. after that they started tracking people close to osama bin laden, some of his couriers, and once they started tracking those people, it confirmed information that they had that that was indeed a hide out for osama bin laden and president obama gave the word to carry out that operation last friday, it was done overnight and now osama bin laden is indeed dead, buried at
sea. back to you, sarah. >> audrey , thank you so much. the news sparked spontaneous rallies at ground zero and the white house. people say they wanted to come out and show their support for the united states. >> we hear on tv, we stopped over here, we just wanted to come out and celebrate. it feels good for all the people. >> i'm two # one, i spent almost half my life, they've been facing this guy, they finally got him. it feels good, yeah. >> what's going on in my head is i'm extremely excited. i visited israel, and the middle east, saw the situation going down, this has been a long period of time. and i feel like usa baby. very, very, very excited about
this happening. i think it will head off terrorism in the right direction. i think we're headed in a positive direction for the first time in many years. >> america! >> and you can hear a lot of people were chanting usa and waving american flags throughout the night. the crowds in front of the white house spilled over as well into lafayette park. in the lululemon murder, the suspect's former boyfriend got a restraining order gibbs her. the scene at the white house, an all night rally as people celebrate the news that osama bin laden is dead. stay with us everyone. it is 4:38 on this monday.
believed to be video of the attack in which al-qaeda's leader was killed. a small u.s. military team raided a mansion yesterday in abbottabad, it's an area north of the pakistani capital. seven other people were killed in that attack. u.s. officials say a u.s. helicopter crashed during this, but no americans were hurt. bin laden is the mastermind behind the september 11th attacks that killed nearly 3000 americans. >> former president george bush called the killing a momentous achievement. president obama called him last night shortly before mr. obama addressed the nation. in a statement president bush says osama bin laden's death marks a victory for america, for people who seek peace around the world and for all those who lost loved ones on september 11th i, 2001. the u.s. has sent an unmistakeable message, no matter how long it takes, justice will
be done. and in a crisis in libya, officials are denouncing nato's attack on gadhafi's family compound. the air strike killed one of gadhafi's sons and three grandchildren. gadhafi was giving a television address at the time of the attack, but was not hurt. right after the air strike, angry mobs ransacked u.n. offices and attacked the embassies of britain and italy. also making headlines this morning, reports of previous acts of violence from the suspect at the lululemon store in bethesda, maryland. the washington post reports court records from 2007 show brittany norwood pumped and through things at a former boyfriend. he obtained a judge's order. she violated the order. she is accused of brutally killing her co-worker in march and trying to cover it up.
all right. if you are just waking up this morning, it is the news that the entire world is talking about, osama bin laden is dead. let's take a live look right now at the white house as people have been celebrating throughout the night. we will check back in in a live report. coming up next a couple who lost a son in the september 11th attacks join us live in the stud yes to share their thoughts. that's next. plus we'll update your weather and traffic in a moment. stay with us, everyone. it is 4:42.
welcome back everyone. as we take a live look over the u.s. capitol this morning, on what is a great day for the nation. a lot of people have been celebrated at the white ho . killed. we of course will have more on this in a moment. we want to check weather with tucker barnes. a lot of people were down there overnight, was it a chilly overnight them? and are they going to wake up to sunshine hopefully? a lot of clouds start the day. we have cooler temperatures, th, yesterday was the low 60s, today back to the 70s. a little sunshine working in. i think clouds for the morning commute. let's get started with our numbers, and we'll let you know currently we are in the 50s,
55 at reagan national with 52, 55 in leonardtown, 48, a chilly spot in frederick and 56 in fredericksburg. all right. showing you satellite and radar, yesterday didn't work too well if you wanted sunshine as the cloud cover increased from the west and the south during the course of the day. and the clouds with us for the afternoon and some of the rain showers moving in associated with a warm front. and that warm front should bring us warmer air later today. you can see lingering shower activity off to the north and west. it's possible to see a few more spotty showers during the morning here. i think the west chance will be north and west as we have a band of showers breaking out in portions of west virginia. opening up a little bit, a cold front out to the west will bring us cooler air through wednesday. we'll be in a southerly flow. temperatures should bump into the mid-70s this afternoon,
near 80 tomorrow. and then this frontal system will bring showers and thunderstorms late tomorrow night and during the day on wednesday and really cool us down. it will be a slow mover. it is kind of grind to a halt here. we have a lot of clouds in the forecast later this afternoon and again tomorrow. 74 your daytime high, more clouds than sun, but there should be more sunshine than yesterday. a chance for showers returning. the best chance, winds out of the south five to ten. tonight a few more showers in the forecast, mild, 60 the overnight low with winds out of the south at 10 miles per hou and your five-day forecast, nice and mild tomorrow. 80 the daytime high, late day showers and thunderstorms. wednesday is cooler as that frontal system gets to our south. 65 for the daytime high. thursday and friday bright sunshine and temperatures bout0 that's a look at the weather forecast. look at on time traffic, julie wright has your traffic.
i'm not happy about hockey. if we're on over time on a school night, win for me. you know what i'm saying? >> yeah i do know what you're saying. >> lanes are open traveling along constitution avenue at this point. coming off the tr bridge, westbound long-term construction scheduled for the right side of the road, leaving 20th to 23rd street. you'll find lanes are open right now if you are traveling inbound 66, coming from the beltway through roselyn. no problems reported at three the five across the 14th street bridge, with light traffic volume for the southeast southwest freeway. usa, usa, usa, usa, usa! >> thousands of people have been crowded outside the white house for an all night celebration you can hear following news that al-qaeda's top leader osama bin laden is dead, killed by american forces. a similar scene is taking place in new york. hundreds packed times square and the area around ground zero celebrating the end of the
manhunt that spanned nearly a decade. mayor mike hal bloomberg issued a statement saying new yorkers have waited nearly ten years for this news. it is my hope that it will bring closure and comfort to those who lost loved ones on september 11th, 2001. bin laden was killed when a small u.s. military team raided a mansion yesterday in abbottabad, an area north of the pakistani capital of islamabad . his body has been buried at sea. president obama spoke about the operation late last night giving thanks to those who helped close this chapter in american history. let's listen. >> we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counter terrorism professionals who worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome. the american people do not see their work, nor know their names, but tonight they feel the satisfaction of their work and the results of their pursuit of justice. we gave thanks for the men who
carried out this operation, for theyshow the un-perilled courage of those who serve our country. they are part of a generation that has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that september day. finally, let me say to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 that we have never forgotten your loss, nor waiverred in our commitment to see that we do whatever it takes to prevent another attack on our shores. tonight, let us think back to sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. i know at times it is frayed, yet today's achievement is the testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the american people, the cause of securing our country is not complete, but tonight we are once again reminded that america can do whatever we set our mind to. that is the story of our history, whether it's the
pursuit of prosperity for our people or the struggle for he quality for all our citizens or our commitment to stand up for our values abroad and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place. let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are, one nation, under god, in divisible with liberty and justice for all. thank you, may god bless you, and may god bless the united states of america. >> so many lives changed by the attacks on 9/11 including hundreds if not thousands in the d.c. area, two of those jessie and carroll lubin lost their son todd on 9/11. he was a husband and father from potomac, maryland, he was on flight 77 that hit the pentagon. the rubins are joining us in studio this morning. we appreciate you getting up at this hour. i understand you didn't sleep
much last night from the news. i was kind of watching jessie as you were watching the president, you had a slight smile on your face. what was going through your mind? >> well, we're grateful for our people and what they did, but it's bittersweet for us. it really can't bring closure because we've lost somebody who we can't bring back, but it does help ease the pain. you know, we've tried for nine and a half years to get this guy and to know that our forces finally did is helpful. it does help, even though it's bittersweet for us, it's helpful to know that we're still out there looking for these guys and maybe they won't -- they'll think twice before they try again to do something on our
shores. >> did you think we would see this day? it's been so long and i know so many people were hoping for it and wondering if it would come. did you think you would see this day? >> i'm not sure i did. i was thinking of everything, the fact that they built a steele mansion for him, shows that there is still so much support that it's a little scary that even though he is gone, what has he left behind as a legacy. >> and that's what i was wondering too, do you fear -- do you feel safer that he's gone? do you fear some backlash knowing the support system he had in place? >> no, because i'm just glad that he as the head of what he was is gone. and i think that gives a lot of closure. it shows that the united states is unified, and going after him and getting him. and the many soldiers, sailors, marines, were doing it all the time and we didn't know it.
>> and look what's changed since that september 11th day. our security -- we're all more conscious of security, everybody's lives have changed, not only the families but walking through an airport your life has changed. so yeah, everything has changed since 9/11 and i think we are more secure. and it's a lot tougher for these people to get in here and do whatever they want to do and but they're still out there. there is no question they are out there and everybody senses that. all you have to do is walk out to the pentagon where we go and look at those benches, i don't know if you've seen the benches. >> uh-huh. >> but it's amazing to see the people that lost their lives out there that day and hopefully it will never happen again in this country, that we'll have to suffer through this thing and other families will have that.
>> do you plan to go back out there today to the pentagon memorial yourself after hearing this? >> i don't know, maybe we will. i don't know. it's hard when we go out there, but we do go and we try to explain to people what it all means, what the benches mean to us and so yeah we go out there and explain tourists and things about it. >> jessie and carroll rubin, we appreciate you talking to us. we will delve more into talking about todd. you will join us. stay with us everyone, we'll be right back.
washington caps are in some serious trouble. the tampa bay lightning are headed home with a two games to none lead in the nhl's eastern conference semi finals. they beat the caps three to two. alex ovechkin scored with 67 seconds left to send the game in overtime. tampa bay won on a goal. game three is tomorrow in tampa. >> a couple years ago we came back and won against the rangers when we lost the first two games at home. so you know, we really have to be desperate, we're desperate tonight. i thought we played well, and i don't think we gave them a whole lot. it's two to nothing, big deal. there is still a lot of hockey left. and we are by no means out of this. the guys are not down. we're going to come back in game three. baseball now, jordan zimmerman allowed two runs over